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steam of threats that escalate as menacing statements reach all-time high. the young leder kim jong-un that the korean peninsula is in a state of the war. >> from this time on, north/south relations are entering into a state of war and all issues will be handled accordingly. a state of the neither peace nor woor. >> and they released a photograph of the middle of the night meeting with his staff. targeting the military bases. the large scale map with trajectory planned. it is not believed that they have the missile technology to strike the u.s. man land but capable of tarketing military bases. this meeting comes a day after the u.s. conducted joint military drills with south korea. the decision to send the b-2 bombers was par normal exercises but they are not ignoring the provocative threats. >> when a country said the kinds of things that the dprk is saying we say in response we can and will defend our own nation and allies that that is credible. >> just this morning, the young leader threatened to shut down a manufacturing hub with dozens of plants with north and south korea not far
this week, the diplomatic stunner of the year so far. a meeting by the basketball court with kim jong-un. no american gets in to see the north korean ruler. not even, say, google founder eric schmidt, whose visit was not well regarded by the u.s. government. >> we don't think the timing of this is particularly helpful. >> reporter: but maybe that's because schmidt was never an nba star. while one of the known things about the secretive kim's private life, from his days as a student at a swiss boarding school, is that he was an nba nut, especially big on rodman's old team, the bulls. and when "vice magazine" pitched north korea on bringing over rodman and some harlem globetrotters to do some exhibition play for its new hbo show, it was, "sure, come on in." and so, dennis rodman is there among the uniformly attired, stiff-faced north korean elite. the nba star, as known for his hair and for his flamboyant outfits, as for his hook shot. the hall of famer known as "the worm" has taken a shot at reality television. and some high profile romances. toning it down a little bit over there, the wo
been. it's a journalist's dream to be able to meet kim jong-un face-to-face. many diplomats would fight for that chance as well. and here dennis rodman is the first american ever to meet face-to-face with him. what do you make of it? >> i don't. i just don't. i'm so thoroughly embarrassed for us, so thoroughly embarrassed for north korea, so thoroughly embarrassed about this conversation. because it's not really talking about anything serious. this is like a publicity stunt. i grew up in detroit. i loved dennis rodman the basketball player. and i think anyone who played with him would say he's one of the best basketball players they played with. he's in the hall of fame. but structuring a sunday morning around his trip to north korea in conjunction with international politics? it's absolutely ridiculous. >> anna, what do you think the point was of this trips, besides shooting an hbo documentary. >> i think it was pointless. i think there was no point. i'm absolutely with lz on this one. it's all i can do to keep my eyes from rolling to the back of my head to be discussing this. frankly,
. >>> there are new -- kim jong un says his forces are ready. >> reporter: this is a latest in a series of threats from the young north korean leader. he ordered his rocket forces to be on stand by. this comes after the u.s. flew b-2 bombers to south korea yesterday for a joint military drills and those bombers are nuclear capable. the north korean leader verbal threats have intensified lately. and even an under ground nuclear test weeks ago. the pentagon is less worried about north korea attacking american soils and more concerned north korea will go after our allies. south korea. >> we will unequivocally defend and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with south korea. >> u.s. officials consider this latest threat from kim jong un a provocative move and south korean news agencies say there has been extra activity at north korea's test sites in recent days. we are digging deeper into that. reporting live in washington kyla campbell. >>> meantime today americans are marking the end of the u.s. direct military role in the vietnam war. it has been 40 years since the troops withdrew from s
the spike in property crimes. >>> there are new -- kim jong un says his forces are ready. >> reporter: this is a latest in a series of threats from the young north korean leader. he ordered his rocket forces to be on stand by. this comes after the u.s. flew b-2 bombers to south korea yesterday for a joint military drills and those bombers are nuclear capable. the north korean leader verbal threats have intensified lately. and even an under ground nuclear test weeks ago. the pentagon is less worried about north korea attacking american soils and more concerned north korea will go after our allies. south korea. >> we will unequivocally defend and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with south korea. >> u.s. officials consider this latest threat from kim jong un a provocative move and south korean news agencies say there has been extra activity at north korea's test sites in recent days. we are digging deeper into that. reporting live in washington kyla campbell. >>> meantime today americans are marking the end of the u.s. direct military
believe that? >> diplomatic score. former nba star dennis rodman's leader kim jong un. >> millions of us fall victim to id theft. is it worth to pay someone to get protection? >>> breaking news is happening san francisco. a woman is in critical condition after being hit by a muni train near san francisco state campus. sky 7 over this intersection. >> workers performed cpr at the scene before the woman was rushed to the hospital. we will continue to stay on top of the story for you and send out updates on twitter. >> today the obama administration is asking the supreme court to overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. the administration argues denying gays and lesbians the rights to marry violates the equal protection clause. the fight over gay marriage led president obama to make this pledge last month. >> our journey not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. >> now, putting his pen where his mouth is. urging justices to overturn the gay marriage ban, the second filing with the justices hearing two back to back gay marriage cases n
bad boy dennis rodman vows to be friends forever with north korea's kim jong-un. >>> plus, tiger woods puts on the hip waiters to test the waters. >>> and the faa isn't happy about these passengers doing the harlem shake. >>> good morning. the obama administration offers a powerful message to the supreme court. overturn california's ban on same-sex marriage. the court is gearing up to hear two cases on the topic later this season in the brief. officials say the ban violates the constitution's equal protection clause. same-sex marriage remains an issue dividing many americanings. only nine states in the district of columbia allow for same-sex marriages. it took an interesting turn later this week when several high-profile republicans came out in support of the movement. they include john huntsman and last year's rnc featured guest and famous open-chair talker, actor clint eastwood. >>> well, it is sequester day in washington. a meeting is set for later this morning at the white house between president obama and congressional leaders, but it might be too little, too late. lawmakers have
appears to be growing more impatient with hits neighbor. kim jong un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for his meeting with dennis rodman last week. >> we have urged the north korean leadership to head president obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance witnesses international obligations. north korea's actions directly violate united nations security council resolutions and threaten international please and security. >> reporter: a third nuclear test took place just last month, jon. jon: congress is taking teps to try to further the crackdown on north korea? >> reporter: they are supporting tougher chances. they are mold holding a meeting on north korean criminal activities that keep the regime in power. here is chairmaned royce from california. >> we must go after kim jong un's illegal activities like we went after organized crime in the united states. identify the network, interdict shipment and disrupt the flow of money. >> reporter: it includes the smuggling and counterfeiting of u.s. 100-dollar bills, jon. jon: thank you. general jack
greeted their leader kim jong-un during his made for tv inspection tour of military border facilities. kim wants the world to see this as he has dramatically stepped up his dangerous rhetoric. he's even threatening a nuclear threat as he faces tough u.n. sanctions for the nuclear test. the obama administration isn't backing down. >> we're also going to continue to increase the pressure if they don't make the right choice. >> reporter: on his way to afghanistan, defense secretary chuck hagel made clear how closely the u.s. was watching. >> the united states of america and our allies are prepared to deal with any threat. >> cnn has learned the u.s. has recently stepped up surveillance using aircraft, radars, and satellites already nearby. military officials say so far there are no signs of unusual military moves by the north. but there is a disturbing new weapons program, the kn-08. u.s. officials say this missile, shown in a north korea military parade last year, is now undergoing engine testing. it's a three-stage ballistic missile with a potential 3,000 mile range. that's not as far as th
nba star, dennis rodman, hung out with kim jong-un and claimed kim is an awesome kid who does not want to war. rodman was was there for a basketball camp. and there's one more, and for that we turn to jonathan hunt at the united nations. looks like basketball diplomacy works as well as sanctions. now the united nations is hammering out a draft resolution to deal with north korea. >> cording to the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., this draft resolution would impose some of the toughest financial punishment ever handed don by the united nations. listen. >> for the first time ever, this resolution targets the elicit activities of north korean diplomatic personnel. north korean banking relationships. illicit transfers of bulk cash and new travel restrictions. >> what this draft resolution says immiss setly, rather than explicitly, is that north korean officials are taking advantage of diplomatic immunity to smuggle in and out of the country both nuclear technology and large amounts of cash, and the clear aim of this resolution is to put an end to that kind of illegal, under international law,
news and harsh rhetoric. the state controlled media releasing these images of kim jong un and top generals pouring over plans to bomb the united states. they vowed to defend their leaders to the death and today, a new threat to shut down a factory complex seen as the last major symbol of cooperation with south korea. elizabeth pran is following the story. >> reporter: like you said we've seen a stream of threats that continue. statements reaching an all time high. north korea says this is the final warning. >> from this time on the north-south relations will be entering the stay of war and all issues raised between the north and south will be handled accordingly. a state of peace nor war has ended on the korean peninsula. >> reporter: the young leader threatening to close an industrial complex. manufacturing plants from both north and south korea not far from the border. thousands of north koreans work there. they say the threat is unhelpful to the country's unstable relations. state run media releasing a photograph of the middle night meeting with his staff. his rocket plans targ
committee. he said he's concerned about north korean leader kim jong-un. >> the rhetoric, while it is propaganda laced is also an indicator of their attitude and perhaps their intent. so far my part i am very concerned about what they might do and they're certainly -- if they so chose, could initiate a provocative action against the south. >> clapper said the central intelligence agency will increase surveillance in the region. >>> defense ministry officials in taiwan say china remains a military threat and hasn't ruled out using force against the island. they outlined their concerns in a new report and they say they're not yet ready to take part in military exchanges with their chinese counterparts. the defense report comes out once every four years. it notes taiwan's relations with china have improved since president jo took office in 2008 but the report says chinese leaders haven't given up on the option of using force against taiwan. it points out the chinese navy is already capable of blockading taiwan and stopping u.s. intervention. the report says u.s. authorities in beij
again. >> and the. we're going to talk about and meet the guy who put dennis rodman and kim jong-un. that would be a unique idea about marketing. >> and now a picture of the vatican. we expect smoke. yes smoke. what is that bird doing there? that bird should not be there. we expect smoke any minute now. black or white. white would signal that a new pope has been elected in the conclave. this marks the third vote of the day. fourth overall. we are monitoring it closely and when there is a puff, we're going to bring it to you and that bird is going to fly away. first to sue. >> if that was a dove, you could say that that was divine intervention. i think it is a sea gull. we have a stunner to start us out. it's coming from the housing world. that infamous low down payment mortgage? it's back. diana is back in washington. we saw this the first time around and it didn't end nicely. >> reporter: no, it didn't but the banks and the government are behind it. refinance business falls so they are looking back to that home purchase mortgage market yet again. sources telling me that they are bu
ever to meet north korea's secretive leader kim jong-un. not talking about some ambassador, not talking about the secretary of state. we're talking about a tatted up, likes to, you know, wear wedding gowns, known as the worm, dennis rodman, probably the most eccentric guy to ever slam dunk a basketball in the nba is now the reigning american expert, i use this term expert very loosely and facetiously here, you know, on the leader of the country who has openly threatened to destroy the united states. this is what rodman had to say about his new friend, kim jong-un. >> his country likes him, not like him, love him. love him. guess what, yeah, yeah, i love him. i love him. the guy is awesome. >> yeah. he said it, the guy is awesome. that's not all. rodman says even though kim jong-un may hate america, he loves basketball, he's over there with the harlem globetrotters. rodman thinks a little basketball diplomacy could fix the rocky relationship between the two countries. >> the one thing i said, we talked about -- you see the clips or whatever, he loves basketball. obama loves basketball. l
basketball with the north korean leader kim jong-un. the two sat together at a harlem globetrotter's game. kim jong-un at one point told rodman you are a friend for life. >>> the harlem shake now has the aengs of t aengs of t attention of the faa. this was taped last night on frontier airlines. the faa is looking into the incident saying it's trying to determine the circumstances of the videotaping and if it affected flight safety. >>> the world watch as pope benedict left the vatican the final time yesterday and it appears steven colbert was watching as well. >> folks the world is now in uncharted theological unchartered territory because as of 8:00 p.m. central vatican time, we are officially popeless! yes. we have been disimpopenatet. we have undergone a popenectomy. pope goes the weasel. during his last day, the artist formerly known as pope tendered his resignation and as with all departing popes, he raised his investments to the rafters. >> i know pope benedict is laughing. he does have a sense of humor. the pope actually will spend the rest of his life out of the public life in a m
north korean leader kim jong-un. file this under the strangest but the truest. abc's claire shipman has more, now, in washington. good morning to you, claire. >> reporter: good morning, josh. maybe it's an updated take on that cold-war ping-pong diplomacy. the match-up is bizarre. but both personalities are so quirky, it almost makes a strange sort of sense. it's a long way to go for a bromance. >> it's my first time. i think it is -- most these guys' first time. >> very upset. >> reporter: american bad boy nba hall of famer dennis rodman. and worldwide bad boy, dictator, kim jong-un. two guys, sharing a lot of laughs in north korea. bonding at a harlem globetrotters exhibition game. the north korean leader is a passionate basketball fan. afterwards, sushi at the leader's palace. background music -- the theme song from that smash tv show, "dallas." the unlikely courtship made the front page of the newspaper. rodman assured his new pal, he has a friend for life. apparently, it's basketball diplomacy. an hbo producer brought rodman and a few globetrotters to pyongyang as part of a new doc
with dennis rodman and kim jong-un together. >> they look great together. >> they look odd together. good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." >> it is friday -- friday, march 1st. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we're going to get started right now. there is a terrifying ordeal unfolding as we speak. a man disappeared in a sink hole that opened up under his bedroom. the home is unsafe right now. this happened at a house about 15 miles east of tampa. one brother frantically tried to save another. the first responders had to pull him from the edge because the sink hole kept growing. the missing man is 36 years old. the tampa day times says crews are using gear to listen for sound from him. so far, they have not been able to make any kind of contact. we'll have a live report in just a few moments. >> wow. the details on that just opened up? >> really scary. >> crazy. all right. right now wildfire spreading across river side county in california. it forced people to evacuate their homes. you'll understand why when you look at these pictures. 200 firefighters are battling the blaze. authoritie
odd couple. former nba star dennis rodman and north korea's reclusive leader, kim jong-un. they watched an exhibition basketball game. they later went drinking and dining on sushi. as for criticism about his visit, rodman tweeted, i love everyone. >>> now, for real basketball game highlights from espn. >> hi. i'm hakem dermish with your "sportscenter" update. the lakers owning their opponent last night. lakers have won 20-straight games against the minnesota timberwolves. early first quarter, kobe driving. dunking. second quarter we go. kobe spins. misses the dunk. but he stays with it. good lesson for you youngsters. lakers up seven. under two minutes to go in the first half. kobe, showing why he's just so good. gets the finger roll to go. lakers up ten at the break. kobe, 22 of his 33 points in the first half. third quarter, lakers connecting some "d." kobe, from the wing. yep. jodie meeks, top of the key. yep. fourth quarter, pulling away. metta world peace gets the turnover. misses the lay-in. but jodie meeks there for the putback. the lakers have won 21-straight games
of demyians, kim jong un was reacting to the bomber that flew over. jennifer griffin is at the pentagon with the latest. >> reporter: shortly after midnight. kim jong in signed documents to put rockets on standby. it's taking the owner leader at his word. he at the no paper tiger. north korea stated television made the announcement. it said the enemies are bringing the dark clouds after nuclear war, testing self-restraint and added the dpr can no longer tolerated this. he ordered to blow up everything in ashes if an order is issues. >> reporter: in show of solidarity while the russian and chinese foreign ministry urged them restraint. >> we hope that relevant parties will push together for a turnaround of a tense situation. >> reporter: some critics at home said the pentagon decision to send the b-2 stealth bombers could rean peninsula was provocative. >> pentagon was stuck in a rock and hard place. on the one hand north korea had had threatened a nuclear attack against the united states. the united states ally, south korea was extremely worried about this so the u.s. wanted to send out
leader kim jong-un this week and they had dinner and partied it up a little bit and he was with the harlem globetrotters before leaving the country. the former nba star had this to say about kim jong-un. >> he's proud. his country likes him. not likes him, loves him. >> yes. i love him. that guy is awesome. >> i've got quite a bit to say about this particular diplomatic trip. i will share my thoughts on that in our next hour. still to come, though, when a threat might not be a threat and what it means for the white house press corps and what it says about us. plus, the college of cardinals will gather monday, who are the favorites to succeed pope benedict xvi. >>. you're watching msnbc the place for politics and the place for papal politics, as well. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can
mean you have to try to get into the mind of the leader there kim jong-un. any way there's a deadline this time he might really pull the trigger? >> reporter: well, you know, last night i was talking to the former command or of u.s. forces korea, and he said human intelligence is extremely hard to get in north korea. one of the hardest places on earth. they do a lot of surveillance, they do a lot of listening in, constantly 24/7 listening to interceptic calls. getting visuals is trickier. depend where the satellites are are getting intelligence is hard. they're not as concerned about what north korea is saying but what they are concerned, and what we heard an hour ago during a short briefing with some officials here, is that they're concerned this may lead to provocation that, quote, could take us to a place none of us wants to go and that could be a small-scale conflict with the danger that it can escalate slowly but surely each side going tit for tat. >> coming up on "the lead" an exclusive interview regarding bin laden's death. who was the real shoot? a different account how bin la
a recent tour of north korea with a message for president obama from north korean leader kim jong-un. the message, "call me." here's what jay carney and lauraling hlaura ling had to say about this. >> instead of spending money on celebrity sporting events to entertain the elites of that country, the north korean regime should focus on the well-being of its own people who have been starved, imprisoned and denied their human rights. >> the fact that he was a guest of kim jong-un who was clearly wining and dining him and showing him the best that pyongyang had to offer, you know, i wasn't exactly shocked by it, let's say. it's dennis rodman, after all. >> rodman may be taking a beating from the white house, but he did get a lot closer to kim jong-un than most u.s. diplomats ever have. when the two sat court side at a basketball game in north korea. >>> they can open up without warning. we're talking about these awful sinkholes. last week a man fell in claiming his life. coming up, our cameras go underground to take you inside a real sinkhole. >>> plus, the strange standoff at sea over a
anymore, kim jong-un. he has been in for what about a year now? >> yeah. after his father died. apparently the relationship between china and north korea has been described as like lips and teeth. that is the phrase the chinese use but the chinese for years have been trying to get the north koreans to behave basically. they brought kim jong-il on numerous trips to parts of china. they show him factories. tell him, this is how you need to reform your economy and i think the chinese perspective the north koreans haven't listened an they're condition standly issue these provocations which frankly isn't good for business and the business of china right now is business. >> host: taking your calls on this segment on north korea and a variety of other foreign policy issues. cass up first from grand junction colorado, on the democratic line. >> caller: thank you for taking my call. i've been an obama fan for a very long time and i voted for him but i'm very pleased what he did. no one does everything exactly right, when you're fighting your own country as well as having to fight foreign wars, it g
kim jong un. rodman is there filming "basketball diplomacy." >>brian: you know what kim jong un said? he believes it can bring our countries closer together. they hit it off. they had that magic. >>steve: can we live without him? >>gretchen: he's been out of the news for awhile. i think we can hand him over there for a couple of years. see if he can get something done. >>brian: we'll follow dennis rodman. also if we have time, sequester talk. no deal as of late. the deadline without lawmakers reaching a deal. at 11:59 tonight it will kick in. >> remember, large majorities of both houses of congress voted in favor of the budget control act knowing that if the debt-reducing super committee failed then sequestration was possible. that super committee did fail back in 2011 and fast forward to yesterday when congress adjourned for the weekend with no deal in place to avoid the automatic cuts that go into effect by midnight. republican senator lindsay graham said the white house and congress share the blame for what's coming. >> you've got one obligation that nobody in this body has. you'r
kim jong-un and what he told leaders after he left pyongyang after watching a basketball game and having a little din we are the leader. >> he was so honest. and one thing that, guess what? his grandfather and his father were great leaders. and he's such a proud man. i love him. i love -- the guy's awesome. >> dennis rodman there. he was in north korea to film a documentary for hbo. his visit coming just weeks after the north koreans conducted a nuclear test that was, of course, condemned by the united states and the united nations. >>> and it's the return of amtrak joe with the sequester cuts looming, the vice president said he'll do miss part to sam some money and happily stop taking air force two and start riding the train again. just like he did when he was a senator. >>> mitt romney, broken his post-election silence in an interview to air on fox news sunday. governor romney talks about the days as a presidential candidate. >> we were on a roller coaster. exciting and thrilling, ups and downs but the ride ends and then you get off. and it's not like, oh, can't we be on the
? >> they appear to be bffs, that's for sure. they were all smiles courtside as you can see, kim jong un and dennis rodman as members of the harlem globe trotters played along side some north korean players. the game you'll be pleased to know was a tie which means at least everybody gets to live and dennis rodman loves kim the younger. listen. >> he's an awesome kid. he's an awesome guy. he's awesome. the wun one thing about him. no one man can do anything. not one man. any one thing. he's proud. his country like him. not like him. love him. love him. guess what? i love him. the guy is awesome. >> in case you debit get that, dennis rodman things kim the younger is awesome. once you've been married to carmen electra, your standards of -- of awesome are somewhat different. >> shepard: could she have been drink? >> he could have been anything. >> shepard: what makes him think people love him, wait they're acting? i don't get it. >> if you're at basketball game organized by the north korean state, you're presumably surrounded by hand picked north koreans who, yes, show their love for him. the state dep
toward their leader. we got another look at that when kim jong-un visited with troops. it gets pretty bizarre. >> we're not sure when this video was made. the troops obviously overcome with emotion followed him as he boarded a boat. many of them running into the frigid water just to get closer to him. this is apparently near the border with south korea. >>> a son is desperate to see his dying mom, but before he can be with her, he has to catch a connecting flight with only minutes to spare. an impossibility. what happened next is something you'll never forget and neither will he. your new jetta! and you want to buy one like mine because it's so safe, right? yeah... yeah... i know what you've heard -- iihs top safety pick for $159 a month -- but, i wish it was more dangerous, like a monster truck or dune buggy! you can't have the same car as me! [ male announcer ] now everyone's going to want one. let's get a jetta. [ male announcer ] volkswagen springtoberfest is here and there's no better time to get a jetta. that's the power of german engineering. right now lease one of four volkswa
just the elites in north korea, the regime elite, kim jong-un and his close advisors. but the problem with all of these they depend on china for enforcement and china has enforced sanctions at times briefly. for instance, after north korea's first nuclear test in 2006 but then it always lets things slide. china specifically rejected including a ban on oil exports in this round of sanctions which is the only thing that would really bring north korea to heel. what looks like new and a lot of diplomatic kerr fluff melissa: they target elite as you say. ban importing julie, luxury yachts, racing cars to north korea. at the same time though, 35% of the population suffers from malnutrition. so it seems like, i think, i don't know, how big of a difference do these sanctions make? >> right. they will make very little. north korea, one of two ways the country, the regime survivors, -- survives, extorting financial assistance, foreign aid, energy aid from countries like the united states and south korea but they have a big trade in illicit goods, counterfeit pharmaceuticals, illegal drugs traff
korea. yesterday rodman watched a basketball game with dictator kim jong un after which he had sushi called him, "an awesome guy" but rodman went even further calling his father, kim jong il, "a great leader," despite the fact that north korea has one of the lowest-ranking human rights records of any country and is clearly not a friend of the usa. rodman left the country today after five apparently glorius days with his new bff meantime, rodman owes more than $500,000 in back child faces jail time if he doesn't pay it he is facing jail time to take a look this was serena williams watching tiger woods and rory mcelvoy with drwel blamed it on a toothace and a isodom tooth. joe flacco is getting paid ravens quarterback and super bowl mvp joe flacco is on the verge of signing the richest deal ever for a quarterback. once it becomes official - likely monday - flacco's average salary will be right around $20 million per year. flacco played out his rookie contract which paid him $6.76 million last year flacco has led the ravens to the playoffs each of his first five seasons - the first qb i
becomes the first american kim jong un has met since taking power over a year ago. he will need to brush up on his geography before his next diplomatic mission because he wrote, quote, maybe i'll run into that gangnam style dude while i'm here. psy is, of course, south crkore. he actually invited him to the united states. the state department may have something to say on that. >> he will appear on "celebrity apprentice," kim jong un. >> that would be great. >> i wish i could take that away right now. >> leave an open iing for gary busey to go over there and run the country. >> we'll take that flop. >> could you really tell them apart? not really. >>> big storm system in the pacific northwest bringing a lot of rain. in fact, we're talking in some parts of the puget sound area up to five inches of rain. the storm system effecting this will be along the midatlantic coast next week. european model has been making its way up the coast. and it could be a significant snow storm for the midatlantic. not so much necessarily for new york city, but anywhere from norfolk to washington, d.c., philade
appears to grow more impatient with its neighbor. the new leader kim jong-un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for the unusual meeting with former basketball star dennis rodman. the white house is urging north korean cooperation. >> we urged the north korean leadership to president obama's call to go with the path of peace and come into compliance with the its international obligations. north korea violated u.n. security council resolutions and throatened international peace and security. >> reporter: north korea would cancel the 1953 sees fire because it claims washington and others are resorting to aggressive acts, martha. martha: what is congress doing about this crackdown on north korea? what is their idea? >> reporter: the foreign affairs committees in the house and senate are looking for the latest plan of action pushing for tougher new restrictions on north korea and today the house foreign affairs committee is examining how criminal activities like snuggling, counterfeiting, drug trafficking and insurance scams are supporting the authoritarian north
the u.s. from kim jong-un and the north korean government. it's vowing to cancel the 1953 korean war cease-fire because of new sanctions being imposed by the u.s. and china on its nuclear program. the north also protesting joint military drills by the u.s. and south korea. >>> and this morning, the last eight cardinals a due to arrive at the vatican as preparations are being made for the conclave. the sistine chapel, closed to tourists. increasing speculation that the conclave could begin as early as monday. >>> a mysterious sighting near jfk airport is prompting a federal investigation. the pilot of an alitalia flight spotted a black drone from his cockpit window as he was preparing to land on monday. the jumbo jet did land safely. the faa and joint terrorism task force are trying to find out who was controlling the drone. >>> and wall street just broke an all-time record this morning. but there's new evidence that not everyone is sharing in the wealth. the homeless population is at the highest level since the depression in this country. on the average night in new york, more than 5
recent long-range rocket and nuclear tests, sharp said the son, kim jong-un, is even more dangerous. >> he is in a place where he has more threatening assets that are being developed than his father did. >> reporter: south korea is still trying to determine if the north recently used an entirely different offensive capability, a cyber attack on south korean banks and television stations that caused thousands of computers to crash. now, so far, the u.s. has taken a sort of go-slow approach with north korea, trying to preserve stability on the peninsula. but general sharp said it's now time to be more forceful, trying to push as much information and broadcasts into north korea to encourage the north korean people to take a harsher look at their own government. as well as trying to help south korea develop the kind of stealthy jets that can get into north korea and destroy some of those missiles before they take off. wolf? >> let's not forget, chris, there are nearly 30,000 american troops along the demilitarized zone between north and south korea. they would be very vulnerable. there
for kim jong-un to prove his good intent here, also just don't fire on on the next missile. >> we know that all of this has come as a result of the u.n. security council do to meet in less than an hour to talk about the tougher sanctions as a result of authority korea's nuclear test conducted last month. now, i've spent many weeks in south korea in the last couple of weeks and i can certainly tell you that things are tense there. and will become even more so at the latest news. >> and it's not the first time that the u.n. security council has considered sanctions against north korea. it's hardly something that the ruling class or elite there ever feel. it's just the people that get hungrier and colder. what does anyone think that these new rounds of sanctions if they're approved would actually accomplish? >> on to be quite frank, absolutely nothing. that's the problem with these sanctions. we've spoken to analysts in south korea who say the time for sanctions is over. this has happened year after year and it absolutely gets nowhere. we know north korea wants to develop a nuclear weapon
being so belicose. >> there is so much news going on that something is wrong in the capitol. kim jong un has baseball been there for 15 months. he's been purging his father's officials which is standard operating procedure in the north korean regime, that's why they are expand being the north korean prison camps right now. when a regime is in disarray the hardest lines always set the tone. jon: there was speculation when he took office that he would need to prove to his military leaders that he was a tough guy, that he had backbone, is this his way of doing that? >> that's part of it. the other thing is that north korea always commits provocations within months of the inauguration of a south korean president to test the revolve of a new leader. hark yo u.n. g hai took office last week. jon: let's take a look at the sanctions the u.n. voted in on south korea. restricting financial and trade transactions, i would have thought that would already have been done. required mandatory inspection of suspicious cargo. asset freezes incorporated and travel plans for certain north korean leaders. a
trip to north korea. rodman became the first american to meet president kim jong-un last week in a widely criticized visit. but a spokesman for the former nba star says rodman wants to broker a peace deal between north korea and the u.s. i don't know how i feel about that. >> strange bedfellows. can you imagine if by some crazy stroke of craziness, nobel peace prize for dennis rodman. >>> staying with our international news coverage, in israel, they are dealing with a small swarm of locusts. sounds biblical. >> the experts say these critters blew over the border from egypt and the locals are doing whatever they can to minimize the damage, including spraying pesticides on their fields. so far no major agricultural damage is being reported. >> it's the first locust outbreak in israel in nine years. very creepy. makes me think of "the ten commandments." >> yes. what happens after the locusts? does it rain frogs? i don't remember. >> oh, right. in "the ten commandments," what happens after the locusts? i don't know. the nile turns red. there's all kinds of stuff. >> it's the end o
for a domestic audience to portray the leader kim jong-un as strong. but then there are propaganda films, like this right here, which depict north korea destroying our capital in an all-out attack. a recent cnn orc poll shows most americans do not take these threats seriously. but they do view north korea as a long-term threat to the united states. want to talk about this a little bit more with north korea specialist john park, with mit and harvard. welcome back. certainly provocative statements from north korea. not exactly new. what is different this time around? >> well, brooke, the environment is different. right now we have a situation where north korea has walked away from the 1953 armistice agreement that stopped the fighting between the combatants. also north korea is no longer answering the military hot line that in previous episodes provided a little more space for conflict management, crisis resolution of sorts. the tensions are definitely high and you look at all of these threats coming out of north korea. also we're seeing levels of heightened military exercises from the south kor
reported. >>> new video to show you right now of north korean leader kim jong-un visiting a front line artillery unit. "the new york times" reports that north korea is now evacuating some of its people into tunnels and putting camouflage on buses and trucks. south korea says the north's tactics are nothing new, saying north korea has a history of using these tactics during tense times to build up support among its people. >> if you're not near the tv, come on over. talk about a hole in one. at one golf course in waterloo, illinois, you can add sinkholes to the list of hazards. 43-year-old mike myhall was playing at the golf course friday when a sinkhole swallowed him up in the middle of a fairway. mark plunged 18 feet into a pile of mud, and instantly knew, of course, that he was in big, big trouble until his foursome buddies literally jumped in. >> just darkness down there, so i was just -- i was just like someone get me out of here now. >> i knew he couldn't get up the ladder by himself. and the longer he stayed down there the worse it was. so i felt that somebody had to do it. >> th
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